show case raid on lindisfarne 

 

Raid on Lindisfarne

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (11 pages) and PowerPoint (7 slides)

Price:  £2.50

The raid on Lindisfarne is an iconic event, which for most people heralds the start of the Viking Age in Britain.
In this activity, the children will:
  1. Read a series of historical accounts of the raid on Lindisfarne.
  2. Establish the factual nature of these accounts and the subtext of their authors.
  3. Recount their own version of events and, using high quality images as stimulus, design one of the ‘lost treasures of Lindisfarne’. 
The children will develop these key skills:
  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Using range of sources and explanations for their findings
  3. Researching and presenting information
  4. Using historical knowledge to learn more about their own identity and society
  5. Understanding how the past is interpreted in different ways 

 show case viking place names

Viking Place Names

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 1.5- 2 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (6 pages) and PowerPoint (7 slides)

Price:  £2.50

Across the areas of Viking settlement in the UK, we see part of their legacy in the names of our places. In this activity the children will:
  1. Consider how places get their names.
  2. Learn about elements of Viking place names.
  3. Create place names for their own Viking settlement.
  4. Explore your locality for evidence of Viking settlements.
The children will develop these key skills:
  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Using range of sources and explanations for their findings
  3. Researching and presenting information
  4. Using historical knowledge to learn more about their own identity and society

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Viking Runes

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 1.5- 2 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (7 pages) and PowerPoint (6 slides)

Price:  £2.50

Runes are the symbols used for writing before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. The Vikings carved runes onto large rune stones, which commemorated notable events.

In this activity the children will:

  1. Consider the difference between runes and our letters.
  2. Learn about runic inscriptions at Maeshowe and on everyday items.
  3. Look at high quality images to develop understanding of rune stones.
  4. Create their own runic inscription.

The children will develop these key skills:

  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Using range of sources and explanations for their findings
  3. Researching and presenting information

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Viking Pastimes-Hnefatafl

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 1.5- 2 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (4 pages) and PowerPoint (10 slides)

Price:  £2.50

The ways in which the Vikings used their sparse free-time was very different to ours. The children will consider the differences in technology and daily lives which made a game such as Hnefertafl/Hnefatafl popular. The children will:
  1. Learn how to play the game
  2. Consider the similarities and differences with modern pastimes
The children will develop these key skills:
  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Developing perspective and judgement
  3. Using historical knowledge to learn more about their own identity and society

showcase shield constr

Shield Construction

Age Range: KS2

Duration:2–3 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (8 pages) and PowerPoint (16 slides)

Price:  £2.50

 

Although shields were primarily used for defence in the early medieval period, they were also a symbol of a warrior and the comradeship of the shield wall, where each warrior fought for and protected his neighbour. In this activity, the children will:
  1. Consider the military uses of a shield and its greater significance.
  2. View high quality images of shield components and consider how they were constructed.
  3. Design and make their own shield.
  4. Review evidence for the construction and status the shield.
 The children will develop these key skills:
  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Thinking critically and debating
  3. Using range of sources and explanations for their findings
  4. Researching and presenting information

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Textiles and Tablet Weaving

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 2-3 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack (5 pages) and PowerPoint (10 slides)

Price: £2.50

 

In the early medieval period, the textiles available to the large majority of people, regardless of status, were linen and wool. The process of weaving these fabrics was significantly more labour intensive than it is today. In this activity the children will:

  1. Consider their own clothes, purchase of new clothes and repair.
  2. Explore the stages of fabric preparation using high quality images.
  3. Consider the clothing of rich and poor.
  4. Review tablet weaving designs and create their own.
 

The children will develop these key skills:

  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more
  2. Researching and presenting information
  3. Developing perspective and judgement
  4. Using historical knowledge to learn more about their own identity and society

show case voyaging

Preparing for a Voyage Game

Age Range: KS2

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Contents: Teacher Pack, Resource Pack and PowerPoint

Price: £2.50

 

This interactive game/resource is designed to be played by the whole class simultaneosuly.

In the early medieval period, overseas travel was a much rarer and riskier business than today. It required significant planning and determination and was often a one way journey for settlement purposes.

In this extended role-play game, the children work in families to produce and trade goods which they will need for their journey. At the end of the game those with sufficient provisions will see if their voyage is successful.

Three differnt variations of the game are included, depending on the time you would like to spend on it.

 

The children will develop these key skills:

  1. Developing knowledge of people, events and contexts with curiosity to find out more.
  2. Thinking critically and debating
  3. Developing perspective and judgement

Purchase all of the resources together

Price:  £14.00

   
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